Alaskan Amber is a signature beer of the Alaskan Brewing Company, located in Juneau. This malt beer uses a traditional German ale recipe that the founders discovered while researching Alaska's brewing history, according to the company's website. The calorie content is nearly double that of low-calorie beers available.
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The 12-oz. bottle of Alaskan Amber has 180 calories, with no calories from fat. Since grains are the main ingredients in the beer-making process, this beer has 20 grams of carbohydrates per serving. By comparison, the average regular beer has 148 calories, according to information provided by the National Diabetes Education Program. A low-calorie beer has about 101 calories. Alaskan Amber has an alcohol content of 5 percent.
The Alaskan Brewery was the first one to open in Juneau since the Prohibition era. Alaskan Amber was its flagship offering, but the expanded product line includes Alaskan Amber Summer Ale, which has only 158 calories and 14 grams of carbohydrates per 12-ounce bottle.
The brewery uses purified water from the glacier-fed Juneau Ice Field. To produce amber ale, the company says it combines specialty malts with hops from Europe and the Northwest region of the United States in a slow fermentation process.